David Beckham confirmed last week that he will stop playing the sport, having rejected one last offer from Paris Saint Germain to play into 2014. Beckham was even reduced to tears when he walked off the pitch in his last game for the club.
Last week, on May 16, at the Ivor Novello Awards, Gallagher was asked was career path should Beckham now focus on, to which he responded, “Songwriting, I’d have thought.” He then sensibly added, “No, I don’t know.”
Gallagher then went on to add, “He’s had a great career and played for some of the most iconic clubs in world football. He could probably go into management one day, as long as it’s not (Manchester) City.”
Gallagher also revealed how much he used to despise Beckham, stating, “I hated him when he played for United. Hated him. Hate. Proper hate. But luckily I met him when he’d left United and he’s such a nice lad and he’s a brilliant footballer.”
When announcing his decision to retire Beckham thanked his current club, noting, “I’m thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level.”
During his time on the pitch Beckham played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint Germain, winning four domestic titles in four different countries.
He also amassed 115 international appearances in the white of England, and he was also lucky enough to captain his home nation throughout many of these encounters.
It is now believed that Beckham could own his own MLS side in the near future too.
Will you miss David Beckham?